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‘I, Robot’ eat your heart out: Elon Musk says Tesla’s AI humanoid robot ‘Optimus’ that can walk at 5mph and deadlift 150lbs will be ready in THREE MONTHS

By Stacy Liberatore and Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline

  • The Tesla CEO and founder was speaking at the Qatar Economic Forum this week
  • He said a prototype of the robot will be shown off at Tesla’s AI Day September 30
  • Optimus will do jobs in factories but will be friendly and make a good companion

Elon Musk‘s car company Tesla will unveil its AI humanoid robot called ‘Optimus’ in just three months’ time.

Speaking at Qatar Economic Forum on Tuesday, Musk said a prototype of the robot will be shown off at Tesla’s ‘AI Day’ on September 30.

Optimus, which was first announced last August, will stand nearly six foot tall, be able to walk at five miles per hour, and deadlift 150 pounds.

It will be designed to handle ‘dangerous and boring’ tasks in a factory and other settings, although it will be ‘friendly’ and make a ‘very good companion’, like a pet.

It should be able to handle a range of jobs – from attaching bolts to cars with a wrench, to picking up groceries in shops.

Previously-released renderings suggest it could look a lot like the ‘NS5’ robots in the 2004 American science fiction action film ‘I, Robot’

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